- Published on Tuesday, 15 May 2007 01:50
- Published on Monday, 12 March 2007 23:38
PRESS RELEASEToday March 8th, international women day, CPE and COAG, members of Via Campesina, denounce the legal and economical insecurity the women farmers are facing in Europe.
The present European agricultural policy and the WTO threaten the farm income, and that increases the precarity of the farmwork and impacts even worsely on women farmers.
- Published on Friday, 09 March 2007 21:06
- Published on Wednesday, 28 February 2007 02:53
We, women from more than 40 countries, from different indigenous peoples of Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania and from different sectors and social movements, have gathered together in Sélingué (Mali) at Nyéléni 2007 to participate in the creation of a new right: the right to food sovereignty. We reaffirm our will to act to change the capitalist and patriarchal world which puts the interests of the market before the rights of people.
Women, who throughout history have been the creators of knowledge about food and agriculture, who still produce up to 80% of the food in the world’s poorest countries and are today the principal guardians of biodiversity and agricultural seeds, are particularly affected by neo-liberal and sexist policies.